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@Patrick TX Ever since I got my CPAP to resolve my sleep apnea, I've been feeling nothing BUT HIGH ENERGY. I've also noticed I'm a lot less hungry than I used to be, making it easier to commit to my diet plan. My attention span is slowly coming back and along with it my motivation to accomplish things I've been wanting to do for years now, especially getting rid of THIS FAT. Super excited to finally be able to do things without relying on Adderall to give me an edge.
Wanted to give you a heads up, but my boss just screwed me over with the December event. I submitted the time off request 2 months in advance, was approved, and am now being told the request was cancelled as we're operating under 25% staffing requirements. I am working with my boss to attempt to find a solution since he approved it before, but am being threatened with getting fired if I take it despite previous approval.
Hey men, any job recommendations which wouldn't be killer on my wrists? Just got screwed over with 2 month notice vacation originally being approved but now cancelled due to understaffing, and I'd like to still make the December event as long as I have some sort of job.
I've been consistent with a diet within the past 3 weeks in which I am maintaining underneath 1700 cals (which is roughly my maintenance) of about 200-300. Interestingly however, I don't seem to be losing any body fat, even tho I've been tracking it via Fitbit which intrigues me. Starting to up my cardio to see if it'll help, and utilizing my Fitbit's "readiness score" to determine how hard I'll hit a workout that day.
@Patrick TX I actually had a Dell Tech come out yesterday to service my laptop, and he was telling me about Data Center Install jobs which pay around $20-$50 an hour. I'm now exploring this avenue as it's something I think I can do, and will help a lot by getting out of the crappy job I have now.
Hey man, Austin TX told me you do Software Engineering for a living?
I don't do anything in terms of a living for IT, but I've built myself a decent homelab in which I've played around with vSphere and Docker for building applications, learned JS/TS to a fair extent, and am wondering what I can use these skills to translate into a job
I am aware of how important this event is, and my boss pulling this stunt has pissed me off as I've been eagerly looking forward to go and have since been actively applying for new jobs since. I believe I have found one, and was intending on having my interview for it tomorrow morning as they want someone to start asap. I am also talking with Logan TX to gather advice with what I do know and what sort of experience/education I need to move into a more productive career in IT.
I'd like to schedule a Mumble call with you to further iron out moving forward, as I don't like committing to an event only to have to break said commitment.
Should I invest time into CompTIA? I was watching a livestream NetworkChuck did basically saying what he do if it was starting down the IT path in his 30s and with 4 kids, and he was heavily pushing this.
He was advising A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+ as the minimal
What about Cybrary? Looking at the courses, and considering going down Systems Administrator then Network Engineer
I'm in the process of switching jobs so I no longer have to deal with "security level" time off. Gravely disappointed in missing this event, especially since I gave such notice. Videos will not suffice, but none the less I await them
@NS - Oscar TX I'm 100% down! Maybe some stencils and posters too? Those are lots of fun, and want to get our name out as much as possible
@Lewis TX I'm certainly down to whatever you got cooking, but am slightly concerned with UNT being a chosen location since it's near where I frequent a lot.
Thoughts on this? https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=a7532e6615eac708
Slowly but surely ramping up my cardio. 30 minutes of stair climbers doesn't feel all as hard as it used to be. Going to do a trial run of lightweight weight lifting tomorrow to see how my wrist handles it, as I believe it should be ample time by now for it to be recovered enough.
@Nathan MI Not really, but before the tea I used to drink a lot of water. When I did the personal training program for the first couple of months after signing up with the gym, I easily lost 10% of body fat within 2 weeks, which shocked my trainer. I can only assume it was body fat, as it was the only thing he could think of
Thomas, I'm aware I'm not in the best of standing, but I do have extensive IT knowledge from which I've gained through personal venture, and would like to contribute my skills to the organizations cause to improve infrastructure and reliability, while also improving my skills through learning and experience. Not to mention I have a fair amount of infrastructure myself in which can be used to test ideas and even potentially securely host services itself. In terms of finding a new job, I've discovered an opportunity for an paid apprenticeship within IT which I will be attending this upcoming December 22nd, and includes on the spot interviews.
@Adam TX If your gym has stair climbers, try them. I struggled with getting consistent with running as I've let my cardio get very poor from the current job I am in. Stair climbers still give me a challenge without extreme building fatigue from continuously trying to push myself further, while noticing an improvement in cardio performance.
Absolutely, the weight I've gained is not beneficial in any way. I believe a good part of my mental struggle tho is due to feeling as if I'm lost in the sense of what my skills are, and thus the desire to utilize what I do know for the org. I know being a security officer is not what I want to do, and I took it due to my injuries, and eventually as a way to work on a business of my own. However, I strongly believe I'm burnt out on trying to build my own community into something more, and need time to step away and exercise what I've learned in a more organized structure vs being the sole decision maker to help regain my confidence in skills I already have.
Vincent, I have fair IT knowledge from which I've gained through personal venture, and would like to contribute my skills to the organizations cause to improve infrastructure and reliability, while also improving my skills through learning and experience, especially since until I fInd a new job I have a lot of free time computer wise. I also have a fair amount of infrastructure myself in which can be used to test ideas and even potentially securely host services itself. Is there any way my skills and/or infrastructure can be utilized?
Haven't really studied pentesting, but I can try to look around
Tomorrow will work for me. Never made a poster before so no comment on that.
I gotta support Austin as he just broke up with his fiance. Apologies, but I won't be available
Can I get Patrick's Threema? Want to make sure Austin doesn't drive messed up
@Sam MI any way it can be done on the weekend? 10pm is pushing it for how early I gotta get up for work
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